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Workplace of the artist

For the artist, it’s not only the muse that is important, but ordinary everyday (workers) so that the conditions of visual perception do not hamper the artist’s imagination, the room in which he writes his masterpieces must first of all meet the needs and desires of the creator.
Agree, because not every modern artist can afford to purchase a separate room, and call it his workshop. Often, the artist’s workshop looks like a small room in a small apartment.

How to equip an artist’s room in an apartment?
If you have the opportunity to create a mini-workshop, then these tips can help you!

First of all, special attention must be paid to color, and this applies not only to walls, but also to furniture.

Walls in a small workshop must be painted in calm colors, as bright and catchy colors distract attention and do not allow you to concentrate on work. Also, do not place expensive furniture in the room, since this is not practical, because during work, liquid paint from the edges of the canvas often splashes.

What pieces of furniture to install in the workshop is of course everyone’s business, but do not make the room use unnecessary tables or chairs. There should be one desktop, an easel (which, incidentally, needs to be placed in the side of the room lit by natural light). Remember that the workplace must be located in the brightest part of the room, otherwise the visual perception worsens and the chiaroscuro changes.

What does an artist need?

For an aspiring artist, this inventory is simply necessary, and it should be selected taking into account some principles:

Where will the artist paint pictures: at home or in the studio?
How much money is willing to spend?
So, if you have enough space, it is best to purchase a studio easel (Jean-Jacques), as it is large enough and has a massive frame. It is convenient in work: with the help of this easel you can only change the angle of the canvas and move the work from top to bottom.

If you do not have a place, then you can purchase an easel tripod (or a folding easel). The essence of these tripods is one, but the price is different.

Well, if there is not enough space in the room, a desktop easel will partially help out here. Although for a real artist who writes large paintings, a desktop easel is not suitable.

In any case, you are not recommended to work on the table, laying the surface for painting horizontally. You will not be able to normally consider the picture in this case.

Choose a comfortable chair that will help you collect ideas and inspiration from the aura of your workshop 🙂 Even if you work standing, you will certainly want to sit and relax.

Tool shelf
You can purchase a shelf that will be mounted directly on a tripod. It does not take up much space and is very functional. On this design, it is quite possible to place not only paints, but also a stand with brushes.

How to place all this in a small room?
As mentioned above, we set the easel near the window so that natural light completely illuminates the canvas. If it is not possible to position the tripod by the window, then you need to purchase additional lighting, since the main light available in the room may not be enough, and the canvas should be fully lit.

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